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Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Lembeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Mega Blend Geuze is a blend of young and old Lambic from eight HORAL members (3 Fonteinen, Boon, De Cam, De Troch, Hanssens, Lindemans, Oud Beersel and Timmermans). The beer was specially produced for the occasion of the 7th edition of the Tour de Geuze, and again in the 2011 installment.

2013 Edition: This Mega Blend Geuze is a blend of young and old Lambic from nine HORAL members (3 Fonteinen, Boon, De Oude Cam, De Troch, Hanssens, Lindemans, Oud Beersel, Tilquin and Timmermans). This beer was specially produced for the occasion of the 9th edition of the Tour de Geuze.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Bottle (750ml). At MesandSim’s, London May 10 2009). Cloudy orange, bubbly, with an average diminishing off-white frothy head. Odd smell here - buttery diacetyl, odd in a lmabic - but underlying is a decent sweet caramel malt and lemony yeast aroma. The taste, well, it’s getting there - this is quite young for a lambic, and it shows - aggressive sour lemon, sweet malt, neither have mellowed toward each other much yet, and it’s way too carbonated.. Fizzy, sticky mouthfeel, with a very quick finish - there’s no big funky linger, not a lot of acdici yeasty goodness to remind you of mister toad’s lambic ride. We all agreed that this might, with some aging, develop into a pretty solid sour, but right now it’s pretty green, with no depth or character. Oh yeah - when the corked was popped, we thought it was going to gush all over the place, but it never did. ** re-rated with a 2011 bottle on January 31, 2014 - original rating from 2009 was 6-3-7-3-13=3.2 ... this was much smoother, less aggressive, quite pleasant and a solid sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle Orange to amber body/ Frothy white head. Quite weak aroma of barnyard and some citrus. Moderately sour, moderately bitter flavour. Not complex at all, even quite flat. Not that interesting (at this point).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5131) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 75cl, Vintage 2013, exclusive collab. brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sour brew, balanced, hazy, good head, very good and original brew, yet expensive

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Bottle # 08210. Pours a hazy amber golden with an off-white head leaving some lacework. Subtle tart aroma with some horse blanket touches. Medium body, astringent raw Bretty accents and vinegar, plenty of horse blanket. Rather sulphurous. Very Belgian in it’s sourness, but perhaps still a little young and raw. 010509

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2009
#36 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 01-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Cloudy amber - white head. Sweetness, honey, caramel, brett, carrot, peppery, horsey, barnyard, light acid, earthy, light cheese, light citrus. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 750ml bottle. Muddy orange colored body, off-white head. Apples and solvent in the first whiff of the nose. Buttered bran bread and solvent, what gives? Semi-fizzy texture. Baked apples and truffle oil. Butter and solvent is far too heavy in the nose. Difficult to like. I don’t know what else to say.

Rerate a couple of weeks later isn’t so bad - more plain/bland/stale than solvent-like and spoiled. Still not a great geuze my any means, but at least better than my first impression. Rating upped from 2.7 to 3.1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2009
From multiple bottles during Toer de Geuze. As we were told several times, it’s still a bit young. Pours a nice bright orange color with tight geometric bubbling. Tangy grapefruit nose is a little musty but mostly pretty clean. Tart flavor throughout with a little noticeable bitterness. Good sparkling mouthfeel and pretty dry on the finish. Pretty classy and refreshing overall, although not as complex as you might expect given its complicated parentage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 #36 at papsø blind tasting cloudy yellow, small white head. ar:nice brett, slight citrussy, stable. flavor:citrussy, well blended balance between citrussy and stable. very nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle #36 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Light acidic aroma of barnyard and hops Light acidc flavour of barnyard, brett and hops. Tart and hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 From bottle, #08210, Papsoes blindtasting #36. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Dry brett-ish aroma. Orange fruity aroma too. Dry brett-ish flavoured, orange leather and slight vinegar. Dry, citric and orange fruity into the finish. Citric into the far finish.


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